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Cal Clutterbuck
Cal Clutterbuck
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
224 lb (102 kg)
NHL Team Minnesota Wild
Born November 18 1987 (1987-11-18) (age 29),
Welland, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 72nd overall, 2006
Minnesota Wild
Pro Career 2007 – present


Calvin Shane Clutterbuck, (born November 18, 1987) is a Canadian ice hockey winger currently playing for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is notable for having "the prototypical hockey player name" according to Don Cherry.[1]

Playing careerEdit

Minor hockeyEdit

Clutterbuck grew up playing minor hockey for his hometown Welland Tigers in the OMHA's South Central AAA League. After his Bantam season, he played one year with the Welland Cougars Jr.B. club of the OHA in 2002–03.

JuniorEdit

Clutterbuck played junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with the Toronto St. Michael's Majors and Oshawa Generals. He was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the 3rd round, 72nd overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Clutterbuck signed a three-year entry level contract with the Wild on May 31, 2007.[2]

ProfessionalEdit

Cal was assigned to the Wild's American Hockey League affiliate, the Houston Aeros, to start the 2007–08 season. He was recalled to the Wild on October 23, 2007, after an injury to Pavol Demitra, and played his first NHL game on October 28 against the Colorado Avalanche.[3]

In the early months of the 2008–09 season, Clutterbuck was called up from the Aeros to play with the Wild. He instantly became a fan favorite and did not return to Houston, playing in 78 games. On November 24, 2008, Clutterbuck scored his first NHL goal against José Théodore of the Washington Capitals. He had two goals in the game.[4]

Clutterbuck broke the NHL record for hits in the 2008–09 season with 356. Clutterbuck broke the record in a game against the New York Islanders. The previous record for hits was 311, held by Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings.[5]

Career statistics Edit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02Welland TigersOMHA3642388040
2002–03Welland CougarsOHA4824295326
2003–04Toronto St. Michael's MajorsOHL6047111121835820
2004–05Toronto St. Michael's MajorsOHL381061655
2004–05Oshawa GeneralsOHL27991842
2005–06Oshawa GeneralsOHL66353368139
2006–07Oshawa GeneralsOHL653554891539851321
2007–08Houston AerosAHL7311132497500014
2007–08Minnesota WildNHL20000
2008–09Houston AerosAHL20000
2008–09Minnesota WildNHL781171876
2009–10Minnesota WildNHL741382152
2010–11Minnesota WildNHL7619153479
NHL totals 230 43 30 73 207

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